Melissa Ann

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Recommended Reading: 'Fricking Weird' Time Crystals, Long Thought Impossible, Aren't

A meditation teacher of mine once said, "You know, the mind can be very weird," and as it turns out, so can matter. Big in science news last week was …

Quantum Physics

The myth of the ‘harmless’ volcano and other thoughts on yesterday's Mt. Etna explosion

One of the most active volcanoes in the world<p>Mount Etna, Europe’s largest volcano, made headlines yesterday when an explosion injured at least 10 people. A BBC crew captured the moment in a harrowing video, showing scorching hot rocks and ash pelleting visitors. None of the injuries were serious — …

Why Are We Here? Physics Has Answers

IRA: This is Science Friday, I’m Ira Flatow. Why are we here, or rather, how? The answer of course, will depend on whom you ask. A biologist would …

Ink in Water, or a Star Going Supernova?

Filmmaker Thomas Vanz shoots the most epic of cosmic events inside an aquarium.<p><i>Image via</i><p>Earlier this year NASA revealed that for the first time they had captured, via the Kepler space telescope, the early exploding flash of a star as it goes supernova. In his short film, <i>Novae</i>, French filmmaker …

Black Holes

Storm Stella, Ramses II and Mosul – the 20 photographs of the week

News photography,Art and design,World news,Iraq,Mosul,Syria,Global development,Middle East and North Africa<p>Storm Stella unleashes its fury on the north-eastern United States, archaeologists unearth two 19th-dynasty royal statues and the ongoing offensive in Mosul – the news of the week captured by …

How to Organize Your Entire Home—and Keep It That Way

From expert advice to motivation in the form of inspiration, we've got you covered<p>What with last-minute work projects, never-ending errands to run, and that party you absolutely must attend, it's easy to let your home get disorganized. Maybe there's a stack of platters that never disappeared after …

Unexpected Objects that Actually Became Awesome Tables

When you think about it, the idea of a table is really very simple. It's a platform that you put things on. The only true requirement of a table is …

Scientists have cracked the mysteries of four-leaf clovers — and can now grow them at will

On St. Patrick's Day, there are clovers everywhere.<p>The three-leaf variety, the Shamrock, is a traditional symbol of the Holy Trinity used by St. Patrick to explain Christianity to pagans. It seems to be atop every green hat.<p>But the four-leaf clover also makes its appearances during the holiday, …

We Can Now Harness The Tardigrade's Strangest Superpower - And Give It to Other Organisms

Turn them into living glass.<p>Tiny tardigrades - also known as water bears and moss piglets - have many strange properties, including being able to …

Wi-fi on rays of light: 100 times faster, and never overloaded

Eindhoven University of Technology gets a speed of 42.8 Gbit/s with a ray of light in an optical wireless network<p>Slow wi-fi is a source of irritation …

Wi-Fi